Being accused of child pornography can have serious repercussions and irrevocable injury on someone’s reputation and future. Even when the individual is found innocent, the investigations and false accusations can be difficult to deal with or handle on your own unless you have a Los Angeles child pornography defense attorney by your side. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your case, you are entitled to seek numerous defenses to drop your charges or significantly reduce them. If convicted, you can face time in prison and you will also be required to be registered as a sex offender.
Child pornography is when children under 18 are either photographed or filmed in sexual situations. It may also include computer-enhanced depictions, drawings, or any other type of graphic nudity. In other words, someone can be charged with child pornography, even when the minor was not engaged in these situations, and the punishment does not vary. An offender that uses a computer-enhanced depiction can face the same charges as someone who victimizes a child. Whether you create, possess or distribute child pornography, you are violating federal law.
Someone clicking on an image of child pornography out of curiosity can make him or her subject to federal sex charges, which can have detrimental social and psychological consequences and damage your finances. Child pornography charges can carry a sentence of up to ten years in prison. In cases when sexual misconduct occurred, the defendant will also be registered as a sex offender. If you are registered as a sex offender in California, you may be banned from living in some places, and your activity will be available on the internet. Even if you are placed on probation, these records can haunt you for life.
If you are currently going through investigations for child pornography or if you are facing child pornography charges, we can help you fight the charges against you. At Kristensen Weisberg, LLP our talented attorneys have many years of combined experience handling cases like yours. We are familiar with criminal laws and how they may apply to your particular situation. We understand federal and state laws and know how the prosecution works. An aggressive defense can be the difference between you and many years in prison for an accidental download.
If you have been investigated or charged with child pornography, reach out to the legal team at Kristensen Weisberg, LLP. You can’t afford to face child pornography accusations or charges without an experienced Los Angeles child pornography defense attorney. The potential consequences can be devastating and ruin your your life. You can trust our aggressive defense strategies to ensure the best outcome of your case. Child pornography is a serious criminal offense punishable by many years in prison or jail, plus fines and sex offender registration. Call us today and schedule your initial case evaluation.